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11 February 2015
View news from Australia Vets Descend on Tasmania to Discuss Sheep, Cattle Health
AUSTRALIA – Veterinarians are flocking to Tasmania this week to flesh out what the cattle and sheep industries need to improve health and productivity....
09 February 2015
View news from Australia Arla Foods Enters Joint Venture in Australia
AUSTRALIA - Dairy processing company Arla Foods has entered a joint venture with Australia’s largest cheese importer, F. Mayer Imports, as part of the company’s plans to increase its business in Australia fivefold....
06 February 2015
View news from Australia Revolutionary NIR Calibration Delivery Platform Now Available
AUSTRALIA - A new online platform, known as AusScan Online, is set to revolutionise feed ingredient near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) calibrations, thanks to a licensing agreement between the Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity...
View news from Australia Australian Weekly Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - The following report is a collection of market summaries from the previous week across Australia's territories from analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). ...
02 February 2015
View news from Australia Aspiring Milk Powder Exporter Eyes New Plant
AUSTRALIA – Camperdown Dairy International has moved plans forward to develop a new processing plant on an existing site....
29 January 2015
View news from Australia Legume Varieties Surpisingly Drought Tolerant
AUSTRALIA – Australian graziers could have new legume varieties to help get them through drier weather....
12 January 2015
View news from Australia Livestock at Risk from Adelaide Hills Bushfire Ash
AUSTRALIA - Ash fallout from the Adelaide Hills bushfires is posing a risk to livestock due to potential impacts on pasture and water sources....
08 January 2015
View news from Australia See Biosecurity Like Insurance, Farmers Told
AUSTRALIA – Stringent measures to limit the biosecurity risk of farm visitors should be seen as safeguarding a farm’s future profits, a national initiative is telling farmers....
06 January 2015
View news from Australia Dairy Growth to Support Indian Buffalo Exports
INDIA – Buffalo meat exports from India are tipped to rise in the coming years as the sector booms as a by-product of expanding dairy production....
View news from Australia Drought Situation Improves for Much of Australia
AUSTRALIA – Many of Australia’s key stocking areas got some welcome respite from prolonged dry weather to end 2014 in December with ‘above average’ rainfall for much of the region....
View news from Australia Three New Australian Dairy Breeding Values
AUSTRALIA – Three new dairy cow breeding indices, including a feed efficiency value, will be released in April for the Australian dairy industry....
05 January 2015
View news from Australia Toddler Death Sparks Milk Safety Calls
AUSTRALIA – One dead toddler and four ill children should be enough to prompt regulators into vamping up milk standards, say farmers....
View news from Australia Care For Livestock During Hot Weather, Australians Told
AUSTRALIA – Farm animals lack the temperature regulation abilities humans have, and need sufficient shelter and water during hot spells, rural Australians are hearing....
18 December 2014
View news from Australia Scientists and Industry Progressing on Cow Talk
GLOBAL - Thoughts on the language of cattle, both dead and alive, are currently receiving major scrutiny....
16 December 2014
View news from Australia Pregnancy Checks A Must For Profitable Herds
AUSTRALIA – Cattle pregnancy testing, if done accurately, can save money and save on wasted calves, a veterinary body is saying....
12 December 2014
View news from Australia Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - The following report is a collection of market summaries from the previous week across Australia's territories from analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
View news from Australia Australian Live Cattle Exports Continue to Grow
AUSTRALIA - While Australian live cattle exports in October, at almost 81,000 head, were back more than 50,000 head on what was shipped in September, the exports in the year to October are 60 per cent above year-ago levels....
11 December 2014
View news from Australia Producers 'Underestimate Value' of Accurate Pregnancy Testing
AUSTRALIA - Cattle pregnancy testing can boost a producer’s bottom line but it must be accurate, says Australian Cattle Veterinarians (ACV), a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association....
10 December 2014
View news from Australia Australian Farm Output Forecast Down for Next Year
AUSTRALIA - Following an estimated increase of 10 per cent in 2013-14, the gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to fall by five per cent in 2014-15, according to the latest forecast from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource...
04 December 2014
View news from Australia A$100 Million For Australian Farmers Battling Severe Drought
AUSTRALIA – Drought affected farmers have been assigned A$100 million in a new drought recovery loan scheme for those hit by severe dry weather and Indonesian cattle export disruptions....
02 December 2014
View news from Australia Vets Welcome New Biosecurity Bills
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has welcomed bills introduced into Parliament yesterday (1 December) which are set to strengthen disease control measures to better manage the risk of diseases entering and spreading in Australia....
24 November 2014
View news from Australia Mahogany Farm Cattle Combat Forest Fires
AUSTRALIA – Australia’s largest African mahogany plantation is being grazed by cattle to minimize forest fires....
View news from Australia Farmers Back Government Draft Report
AUSTRALIA – A government draft report set to “underpin” Australian competitiveness for the coming two decades has been welcomed by farmers....
20 November 2014
View news from Australia Western Australian Livestock Registration
AUSTRALIA - All owners of livestock within Western Australia must be registered and their stock identified in accordance with the relevant regulations. All beekeepers must also be registered and their hives identified. Forms are available to complete...
14 November 2014
View news from Australia Australian Vets Call For Careful Use of Antibiotics
AUSTRALIAN – The seriousness of antibiotic resistance in animals leading to superbugs has been underlined by the Australian Veterinary Association....
29 October 2014
View news from Australia Trade Agreements Deliver for the US Dairy Industry
US - Since the implementation of the Uruguay Round in 1995, which ushered in the World Trade Organization (WTO), U.S. dairy export value has risen nearly ten-fold to more than $6.7 billion, writes Jaime Castaneda, US Dairy Export Council....
28 October 2014
View news from Australia El Nino Outlook Neutral for Australia
AUSTRALIA – The chance of an El Nino is at 50 per cent, which is still double the normal likelihood, says the Bureau of Meteorology....
23 October 2014
View news from Australia Theileriosis Disease Discovered in Australian Cattle
AUSTRALIA - Biosecurity SA has identified the cattle disease Theileriosis in South Australia at a farm in the State’s south-east....
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